Universal Credit Joint Claim Application


Calls cost 7p per minute plus network access charge
Looking for information about claiming Universal Credit? Universal Credit Joint Claim Application is one of the most commonly asked Universal Credit enquiries, and here we aim to answer the many questions that people have relating to Universal Credit claims. If you need to know more about Universal Credit Joint Claim Application, use our table of contents below to search for your answer – or contact the Universal Credit helpline team using the call connection number above. Here, the Jobcentre Plus staff should be able to offer solutions to problems relation to your Universal Credit claim, or to Universal Credit Joint Claim Application

Please note: this site is not affiliated with Jobcentre, DWP, or any organisation mentioned. The information provided is advisory, and any phone numbers listed are call connection numbers.

Contents

New Universal Credit Claims (including information on Universal Credit Joint Claim Application)
Existing Universal Credit Claims
Universal Credit joint claims
Universal Credit regulations
Universal Credit forms
Universal Credit interviews
All contact details for Jobcentre Plus – have your Universal Credit Joint Claim Application questions resolved.

New Universal Credit Claims

Over the course of the next few years, Universal Credit will replace many different forms of benefit – it is likely that if you are on these you will simply be transferred on to Universal Credit by the staff in your local Jobcentre. However, if you do need to start a new claim for Universal Credit, it is worth following the advice given above – or you can simply call the Universal Credit helpline. our call connection number below will forward your call to the main Universal Credit contact number.

Department Contact Details
Universal Credit – new claims (this is a call forwarding service) 0843 507 2304
Calls cost 7p per minute plus your network access charge
Universal Credit helpline support (this is a call forwarding number) 0843 507 2303
Calls cost 7p per minute plus your network access charge
Universal Credit Budgeting Advances (this is a call forwarding number) 0843 507 2300
Calls cost 7p per minute plus your network access charge
Sign in to your Universal Credit account/online journal Click here
Contact your Jobcentre via the central helpline (this is a call forwarding service) 0843 507 2924
Calls cost 7p per minute plus your network access charge

Existing Universal Credit Claims

If you need to speak to someone about an existing Universal Credit claim, you may need to speak to your local Jobcentre. Otherwise, it may be worth getting in touch with the Universal Credit phone number, a connection number for which is provided below.

Department Contact Details
Universal Credit – new claims (this is a call forwarding service) 0843 507 2304
Calls cost 7p per minute plus your network access charge
Universal Credit helpline support (including existing claims) (this is a call forwarding number) 0843 507 2303
Calls cost 7p per minute plus your network access charge

Universal Credit forms

Here are the two Universal Credit forms (UC50) forms that were available from the Gov.UK website in late 2018. If you are looking to claim Universal Credit, these may be the forms you need – however, it would be worth asking your advisor at your local Jobcentre if you are unsure.

To download an English language Universal Credit claim form (UC50 form), click here.
To download a Welsh language Universal Credit claim form (UC50 form), click here.

According to Gov.UK, you should:

Fill in this form only if you’ve been asked to do a Work Capability Assessment.

You can either print the form and complete using a pen or you can:

  1. Save a copy of the form

  2. Open it in Adobe Acrobat Reader version 11 or later

  3. Fill it in on screen

  4. Print it and sign it

Universal Credit interview

If you re claiming Universal Credit, the chances are that your Universal Credit interview will take place at your local Jobcentre.

According to Citizen’s Advice:

The last step of applying for Universal Credit is an interview at the Jobcentre. It’s best to arrange the interview at the Jobcentre within 7 days of applying for Universal Credit. If you do this, your first payment shouldn’t be delayed.

Your interview will be with a member of staff called your ‘work coach’ – you’ll meet them regularly as part of your Universal Credit claim. Your work coach will want to check your details and arrange what you’ll need to do as part of your Universal Credit claim.

If you’re in a couple, you’ll do separate interviews.

If you need to speak to someone about your Universal Credit interview at your local Jobcentre, a member of their main helpline team should be able to assist. You can contact them through our call connection number below, and they will be able to liaise with staff to ensure that your Universal Credit interview query is resolved.

Department Contact Details
Universal Credit – new claims (this is a call forwarding service) 0843 507 2304
Calls cost 7p per minute plus your network access charge
Universal Credit helpline support (this is a call forwarding number) 0843 507 2303
Calls cost 7p per minute plus your network access charge

Universal Credit joint claims

There are many couples who may make Universal Credit joint claims. according to Gov.UK, a joint claim should be made by people who fit under the following:

The Department for Work and Pensions counts 2 people as being in a couple if they live in the same household and are:

  • married to each other

  • civil partners of each other

  • living together as if they were married

In addition, if you need to make a joint claim, here is the advice they offer:

If you are part of a couple you and your partner will need to make a joint claim for Universal Credit. Only one member of the couple will complete the claim form, but that person will need to enter details for both of you.

If one of you isn’t eligible, their capital and income may still be taken into account.

You can make a joint Universal Credit claim online, at your local Jobcentre Plus, or via the Universal Credit helpline number. We have provided a call connection service number below.

Department Contact Details
Universal Credit – new claims (this is a call forwarding service) 0843 507 2304
Calls cost 7p per minute plus your network access charge
Universal Credit helpline support (this is a call forwarding number) 0843 507 2303
Calls cost 7p per minute plus your network access charge

Universal Credit regulations

The full Universal Credit regulations and legislation can be read on the Gov.UK website here.

You can read Housing.org.uk’s briefing on the regulations by clicking here.

The Universal Credit regulations came into force 29 April 2013 to coincide with the first claims for Universal Credit in the North West pathfinder area.

All contact details for Jobcentre Plus

Below is a complete list of all our call forwarding numbers for relevant departments that should be able to assist with your local Jobcentre Plus enquiry.

Department Call Forwarding Number
Jobcentre central helpline (this is a call forwarding service) 0843 507 2924
Calls cost 7p per minute plus your network access charge
Jobcentre Appointments (this is a call forwarding service) 0843 507 2779
Calls cost 7p per minute plus your network access charge
Job Seeker’s Allowance Claims (New Claims & Existing) (this is a call forwarding service) 0843 507 2916
Calls cost 7p per minute plus your network access charge
Employment & Support Allowance (this is a call forwarding service) 0843 507 2917
Calls cost 7p per minute plus your network access charge
Income Support Incapacity Benefit (this is a call forwarding service) 0843 507 2318
Calls cost 7p per minute plus your network access charge
Universal Credit (this is a call forwarding service) 0843 507 2303
Calls cost 7p per minute plus your network access charge
Universal Credit (New Claims & Appointments) (this is a call forwarding service) 0843 507 2304
Calls cost 7p per minute plus your network access charge
Social Fund (this is a call forwarding service) 0843 507 2918
Calls cost 7p per minute plus your network access charge
Maternity Allowance (this is a call forwarding service) 0843 507 2914
Calls cost 7p per minute plus your network access charge
Personal Independence Payment (this is a call forwarding service) 0843 507 2299
Calls cost 7p per minute plus your network access charge
National Insurance Number helpline (this is a call forwarding service) 0843 507 2919
Calls cost 7p per minute plus your network access charge
Budgeting Advance (this is a call forwarding service) 0843 507 2300
Calls cost 7p per minute plus your network access charge
Budgeting Loans (this is a call forwarding service) 0843 507 2935
Calls cost 7p per minute plus your network access charge

Universal Credit Joint Claim Application


Calls cost 7p per minute plus network access charge
Looking for information about claiming Universal Credit? Universal Credit Joint Claim Application is one of the most commonly asked Universal Credit enquiries, and here we aim to answer the many questions that people have relating to Universal Credit claims. If you need to know more about Universal Credit Joint Claim Application, use our table of contents below to search for your answer – or contact the Universal Credit helpline team using the call connection number above. Here, the Jobcentre Plus staff should be able to offer solutions to problems relation to your Universal Credit claim, or to Universal Credit Joint Claim Application

Please note: this site is not affiliated with Jobcentre, DWP, or any organisation mentioned. The information provided is advisory, and any phone numbers listed are call connection numbers.

Contents

New Universal Credit Claims (including information on Universal Credit Joint Claim Application)
Existing Universal Credit Claims
Universal Credit joint claims
Universal Credit regulations
Universal Credit forms
Universal Credit interviews
All contact details for Jobcentre Plus – have your Universal Credit Joint Claim Application questions resolved.

New Universal Credit Claims

Over the course of the next few years, Universal Credit will replace many different forms of benefit – it is likely that if you are on these you will simply be transferred on to Universal Credit by the staff in your local Jobcentre. However, if you do need to start a new claim for Universal Credit, it is worth following the advice given above – or you can simply call the Universal Credit helpline. our call connection number below will forward your call to the main Universal Credit contact number.

Department Contact Details
Universal Credit – new claims (this is a call forwarding service) 0843 507 2304
Calls cost 7p per minute plus your network access charge
Universal Credit helpline support (this is a call forwarding number) 0843 507 2303
Calls cost 7p per minute plus your network access charge
Universal Credit Budgeting Advances (this is a call forwarding number) 0843 507 2300
Calls cost 7p per minute plus your network access charge
Sign in to your Universal Credit account/online journal Click here
Contact your Jobcentre via the central helpline (this is a call forwarding service) 0843 507 2924
Calls cost 7p per minute plus your network access charge

Existing Universal Credit Claims

If you need to speak to someone about an existing Universal Credit claim, you may need to speak to your local Jobcentre. Otherwise, it may be worth getting in touch with the Universal Credit phone number, a connection number for which is provided below.

Department Contact Details
Universal Credit – new claims (this is a call forwarding service) 0843 507 2304
Calls cost 7p per minute plus your network access charge
Universal Credit helpline support (including existing claims) (this is a call forwarding number) 0843 507 2303
Calls cost 7p per minute plus your network access charge

Universal Credit forms

Here are the two Universal Credit forms (UC50) forms that were available from the Gov.UK website in late 2018. If you are looking to claim Universal Credit, these may be the forms you need – however, it would be worth asking your advisor at your local Jobcentre if you are unsure.

To download an English language Universal Credit claim form (UC50 form), click here.
To download a Welsh language Universal Credit claim form (UC50 form), click here.

According to Gov.UK, you should:

Fill in this form only if you’ve been asked to do a Work Capability Assessment.

You can either print the form and complete using a pen or you can:

  1. Save a copy of the form

  2. Open it in Adobe Acrobat Reader version 11 or later

  3. Fill it in on screen

  4. Print it and sign it

Universal Credit interview

If you re claiming Universal Credit, the chances are that your Universal Credit interview will take place at your local Jobcentre.

According to Citizen’s Advice:

The last step of applying for Universal Credit is an interview at the Jobcentre. It’s best to arrange the interview at the Jobcentre within 7 days of applying for Universal Credit. If you do this, your first payment shouldn’t be delayed.

Your interview will be with a member of staff called your ‘work coach’ – you’ll meet them regularly as part of your Universal Credit claim. Your work coach will want to check your details and arrange what you’ll need to do as part of your Universal Credit claim.

If you’re in a couple, you’ll do separate interviews.

If you need to speak to someone about your Universal Credit interview at your local Jobcentre, a member of their main helpline team should be able to assist. You can contact them through our call connection number below, and they will be able to liaise with staff to ensure that your Universal Credit interview query is resolved.

Department Contact Details
Universal Credit – new claims (this is a call forwarding service) 0843 507 2304
Calls cost 7p per minute plus your network access charge
Universal Credit helpline support (this is a call forwarding number) 0843 507 2303
Calls cost 7p per minute plus your network access charge

Universal Credit joint claims

There are many couples who may make Universal Credit joint claims. according to Gov.UK, a joint claim should be made by people who fit under the following:

The Department for Work and Pensions counts 2 people as being in a couple if they live in the same household and are:

  • married to each other

  • civil partners of each other

  • living together as if they were married

In addition, if you need to make a joint claim, here is the advice they offer:

If you are part of a couple you and your partner will need to make a joint claim for Universal Credit. Only one member of the couple will complete the claim form, but that person will need to enter details for both of you.

If one of you isn’t eligible, their capital and income may still be taken into account.

You can make a joint Universal Credit claim online, at your local Jobcentre Plus, or via the Universal Credit helpline number. We have provided a call connection service number below.

Department Contact Details
Universal Credit – new claims (this is a call forwarding service) 0843 507 2304
Calls cost 7p per minute plus your network access charge
Universal Credit helpline support (this is a call forwarding number) 0843 507 2303
Calls cost 7p per minute plus your network access charge

Universal Credit regulations

The full Universal Credit regulations and legislation can be read on the Gov.UK website here.

You can read Housing.org.uk’s briefing on the regulations by clicking here.

The Universal Credit regulations came into force 29 April 2013 to coincide with the first claims for Universal Credit in the North West pathfinder area.

All contact details for Jobcentre Plus

Below is a complete list of all our call forwarding numbers for relevant departments that should be able to assist with your local Jobcentre Plus enquiry.

Department Call Forwarding Number
Jobcentre central helpline (this is a call forwarding service) 0843 507 2924
Calls cost 7p per minute plus your network access charge
Jobcentre Appointments (this is a call forwarding service) 0843 507 2779
Calls cost 7p per minute plus your network access charge
Job Seeker’s Allowance Claims (New Claims & Existing) (this is a call forwarding service) 0843 507 2916
Calls cost 7p per minute plus your network access charge
Employment & Support Allowance (this is a call forwarding service) 0843 507 2917
Calls cost 7p per minute plus your network access charge
Income Support Incapacity Benefit (this is a call forwarding service) 0843 507 2318
Calls cost 7p per minute plus your network access charge
Universal Credit (this is a call forwarding service) 0843 507 2303
Calls cost 7p per minute plus your network access charge
Universal Credit (New Claims & Appointments) (this is a call forwarding service) 0843 507 2304
Calls cost 7p per minute plus your network access charge
Social Fund (this is a call forwarding service) 0843 507 2918
Calls cost 7p per minute plus your network access charge
Maternity Allowance (this is a call forwarding service) 0843 507 2914
Calls cost 7p per minute plus your network access charge
Personal Independence Payment (this is a call forwarding service) 0843 507 2299
Calls cost 7p per minute plus your network access charge
National Insurance Number helpline (this is a call forwarding service) 0843 507 2919
Calls cost 7p per minute plus your network access charge
Budgeting Advance (this is a call forwarding service) 0843 507 2300
Calls cost 7p per minute plus your network access charge
Budgeting Loans (this is a call forwarding service) 0843 507 2935
Calls cost 7p per minute plus your network access charge